Get us a Child Psychiatrist (who deals with children with multiple needs) for the Mid West
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*When "Psychiatrist" Is referred to from here on, it is referring to a Child Psychiatrist who specialises in children with multiple needs*
In April 2017, the child psychiatrist (Specialising in children with multiple needs) for CEIS for the Mid West retired. She was not replaced until October of 2017. This replacement was extremely brief and she was gone by early December 2017. There has been no replacement to date . Our children have not had access to a service that they are entitled to . Our children, who are already vulnerable, are not receiving the treatment they need for almost a year now .
A child was prescribed a new medication and was due a review after 8 weeks , due to the lack of a psychiatrist, the review finally took place after 9 months.
Another child's GP is quearing a prescription that has since lapsed, there is no psychiatrist who deals with children with multiple needs to update this prescription and the GP isn't qualified to give a new prescription . Only a psychiatrist can prescribe this medication.
This is only 2 examples out of hundreds of cases that are dependent on the services of a psychiatrist .
We, the undersigned, are asking Minister Simon Harris An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Dr John o Mahoney to get our Child Psychiatrist for the Mid West region replaced with immediate effect and to stop continuing to neglect our children .
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